Meet Ohio State's team of ear, nose and throat experts

The leaders of the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery are committed to excellence. Our department has over 30 clinical faculty who serve The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Our faculty have extensive training in such subspecialties as facial-plastic reconstruction, audiology, balance, voice disorders, cranial base surgery, otology, neurotology and more.

Our Leaders


James Rocco, MD, PhD

Chair, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Division and Program Directors


Oliver Adunka, MD, MBA, FACS

Director, Division of Otology, Neurotology and Cranial Base Surgery

Vice Chair, Clinical Operations
Director, Neurotology Fellowship Program
Director, Audiology
Director, Hearing Center
Director, Pediatric Otology and Hearing Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital
Professor - Clinical

Clinical profile


Ricardo Carrau, MD

Director, Skull Base Surgery Program

Director, Skull Base Surgery Fellowship Program

Clinical profile


Eugene Chio, MD

Director, Division of Sleep Medicine

Associate Professor - Clinical

Clinical profile


Casey Curtis, MD

Director, Division of Allergy and Immunology

Assistant Professor - Clinical

Clinical profile


Brad deSilva, MD

Director, Division of Laryngology and The Voice Center

Vice Chair, Education
Director, Otolaryngology Residency Program
Director, Laryngology Fellowship Program
Professor - Clinical

Clinical profile


Charles Elmaraghy, MD, FAAP

Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology

Division Chief, Nationwide Children's Hospital Pediatric Otolaryngology
Professor - Clinical

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Shuman He, MD, PhD

Vice Chair of Research, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Professor, The Ohio State University

Research profile


Leslie Kim, MD, MPH

Director, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Associate Professor - Clinical

Clinical profile


Matthew Old, MD

Director, Head and Neck Cancer Program; Director, Division of Head and Neck Oncology


Clinical profile


Bradley Otto, MD

Director, Division of Rhinology

Associate Professor - Clinical

Clinical profile  Research profile


Minka Schofield, MD

Director, Division of Otolaryngology

Professor - Clinical

Clinical profile

Our People

Our People

Administrative Staff

Jeannette Elum, MBA
COO and Administrator

Michael Olejownik
Associate Director of Clinical Operations